Comparison of JavaScript charting frameworks

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There are different JavaScript charting frameworks available. Below is a comparison of which features are available in each.

Framework Name Supported Chart Types Supported Bar Chart Types License Other Features Interactivity Rendering Technologies Databinding
Line Timeline Scatter Area Pie Donut Bullet Radar Funnel Gantt Network Grouped Stacked Negative Discrete Horizontal License Legends Mouse Over onClick HTML5 Canvas SVG VML AxisXY
amCharts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Free with a link [1] or commercial[2] Yes Yes Yes No Yes[3] Yes
VanCharts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes cc-by-nc 4.0 [4] or commercial [5] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
AnyChart Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary[6] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
CanvasJS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes CC BY-NC 3.0 or commercial[7] Yes Yes Yes Yes[8] No No
canvasXpress Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes GPLv3, name/email required for source link[9] Yes Yes Yes Yes[10] No Yes[11]
ChartJS Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Non-commercial or commercial[12] Yes Yes Yes No Yes[13] No
Chart.js Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No Yes No MIT[14] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Chart Builder By Livegap Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Free Yes Yes Yes Yes No[15] No
Charts 4 PHP Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No No Yes Free basic edition[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Cytoscape.js No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No LGPL[17] No Yes Yes Yes No No
D3.js, formerly Protovis[18][19] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes BSD-3[20] No Yes No No Yes[21] No Yes
dc Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No No Apache 2.0[22] No Yes Yes No Yes[23] No
DHTMLX Charts Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes[24] No Yes Yes Yes No Yes GPL or Commercial[25] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Dojo Charting Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes BSD or AFL[26] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[27]
Dygraphs Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes MIT[28] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Factmint Charts Yes[29] No Yes[30] Yes[31] Yes[32] Yes[33] No No No No No No No Yes[34] Yes[35] Yes[36] Non-commercial or commercial [37] Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Flot Charts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No MIT[38] Yes Yes Yes Yes[39] No No
FusionCharts Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary[40] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[41]
Flotr2 Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes MIT[42] Yes Yes Yes Yes[43] No No
Google Chart Tools Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes Google controls API, code samples Apache 2.0[44] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[45]
gRaphael Yes No Yes No Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes MIT[46] Yes Yes No No Yes[47] No
Highcharts, Highstock Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Non-commercial or commercial[48] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
jqPlot Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes MIT or GPLv2[49] Yes Yes Yes Yes[50] No No
KoolChart Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Free (with a watermark) [51] or commercial[52] Yes Yes Yes Yes[53] No Yes
MetricsGraphics Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Mozilla Public License Version 2.0[54] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
NVD3 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Apache 2.0[55] Yes Yes Yes No Yes[56] No
OLAPCharts Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Free basic edition[57] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Plotly Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Proprietary[58] Yes Yes Yes No Yes[59] No
RGraph Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes CC BY-NC 3.0 or commercial[60] Yes Yes Yes Yes[61] No No
rickshaw Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No MIT[62] Yes Yes No No Yes[63] No
Shield UI Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Non-commercial or commercial[64] Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[65]
TeeChart for Javascript Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Non-commercial or commercial[66] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
xcharts Yes No No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No MIT[67] No Yes Yes No Yes[68] No
YUI Charts Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No BSD-3[69] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes[70]
ZingChart Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Free with a link [71] or commercial[72] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[73]
ZoomCharts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Non-commercial or commercial[74] Yes Yes Yes Yes[75] No Yes
JenScript Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Non-commercial or commercial[76] Yes Yes Yes No[77] Yes No
Framework Name Line Timeline Scatter Area Pie Donut Bullet Radar Funnel Gantt Network Grouped Stacked Negative Discrete Horizontal License Legends Mouse Over onClick HTML5 Canvas SVG VML AxisXY
Supported Chart Types Supported Bar Chart Types License Other Features Interactivity Rendering Technologies Databinding

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.amcharts.com/download/
  2. ^ http://www.amcharts.com/online-store/licenses-explained/
  3. ^ We use SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) to render the charts., retrieved April 10, 2014 
  4. ^ http://www.vancharts.com/download.html
  5. ^ http://www.vancharts.com/download.html
  6. ^ http://www.anychart.com/buy/
  7. ^ http://canvasjs.com/license-canvasjs/
  8. ^ HTML5 Canvas based on code inspection, retrieved April 10, 2014 
  9. ^ http://canvasxpress.org/download.html
  10. ^ HTML5 Canvas based on code inspection, retrieved April 10, 2014 
  11. ^ VML fallback for IE, retrieved April 10, 2014 
  12. ^ http://chartjs.devexpress.com/EULA
  13. ^ uses SVG technology to render data., retrieved April 10, 2014 
  14. ^ http://www.chartjs.org/docs/#notes-license
  15. ^ Using ... SVG, xCharts are designed to be dynamic..., retrieved April 8, 2014 
  16. ^ http://www.chartphp.com/download/
  17. ^ https://github.com/cytoscape/cytoscape.js/blob/master/LGPL-LICENSE.txt
  18. ^ Protovis is no longer under active development., retrieved April 8, 2014 
  19. ^ For Protovis Users, retrieved April 8, 2014 
  20. ^ https://github.com/mbostock/d3/blob/master/LICENSE
  21. ^ D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS., retrieved April 10, 2014 
  22. ^ https://github.com/dc-js/dc.js/blob/master/LICENSE
  23. ^ It leverages d3 engine to render charts in css friendly svg format., retrieved April 10, 2014 
  24. ^ http://www.dhtmlx.com/docs/products/dhtmlxGantt/index.shtml
  25. ^ http://www.dhtmlx.com/docs/products/dhtmlxChart/index.shtml#licenses
  26. ^ http://dojotoolkit.org/license
  27. ^ As of Dojo 1.8, the following native vector graphics engine adaptations are implemented:, retrieved April 10, 2014 
  28. ^ http://dygraphs.com/legal.html
  29. ^ http://factmint.com/documentation/line-chart/
  30. ^ http://factmint.com/documentation/scatter-graph/
  31. ^ http://factmint.com/documentation/stacked-area-chart/
  32. ^ http://factmint.com/documentation/pie-chart/
  33. ^ http://factmint.com/documentation/doughnut-chart/
  34. ^ http://factmint.com/documentation/column-bar-chart/
  35. ^ http://factmint.com/documentation/column-bar-chart/
  36. ^ http://factmint.com/documentation/column-bar-chart/
  37. ^ http://www.factmint.com/charts/
  38. ^ https://github.com/flot/flot/blob/master/LICENSE.txt
  39. ^ HTML5 Canvas based on front page example code inspection, retrieved April 10, 2014 
  40. ^ http://www.fusioncharts.com/buy/
  41. ^ JavaScript (HTML5) Charts using SVG and VML, retrieved April 10, 2014 
  42. ^ https://github.com/HumbleSoftware/Flotr2/blob/master/LICENSE
  43. ^ HTML5 Canvas based on code inspection, retrieved April 10, 2014 
  44. ^ https://developers.google.com/chart/terms
  45. ^ Charts are rendered using HTML5/SVG technology to provide cross-browser compatibility (including VML for older IE versions), retrieved April 10, 2014 
  46. ^ http://raphaeljs.com/license.html
  47. ^ http://stackoverflow.com/a/10209955/874824
  48. ^ http://shop.highsoft.com/
  49. ^ https://bitbucket.org/cleonello/jqplot/raw/e8af8a37f0f14ea1e8c630ecfe6f1b1933794036/copyright.txt
  50. ^ Code inspection on several jqPlot examples revealed use of HTML5 Canvas., retrieved April 10, 2014 
  51. ^ http://www.koolchart.com/download/
  52. ^ http://www.koolchart.com/buy/
  53. ^ KoolChart is a pure JavaScript charting library, which is implemented using HTML5 Canvas., retrieved November 5, 2014 
  54. ^ https://www.mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/
  55. ^ https://github.com/novus/nvd3/blob/master/LICENSE.md
  56. ^ Code inspection on several NVD3 gallery examples revealed use of SVG., retrieved April 10, 2014 
  57. ^ http://www.olapcharts.com/download
  58. ^ https://plot.ly/developers
  59. ^ Code inspection on several Plotly gallery examples revealed use of SVG., retrieved April 10, 2014 
  60. ^ The RGraph license, retrieved August 28, 2014 
  61. ^ RGraph is a HTML5 canvas based JavaScript library, retrieved April 8, 2014 
  62. ^ Rickshaw is free and open source, available under the MIT license., retrieved April 8, 2014 
  63. ^ It's all based on d3 underneath, so graphs are drawn with standard SVG, retrieved April 8, 2014 
  64. ^ https://www.shieldui.com/eula
  65. ^ Shield UI charting uses the following technologies to automatically provide broad browser support: SVG and VML., retrieved April 8, 2014 
  66. ^ http://steema.com/licensing/html5
  67. ^ https://github.com/tenXer/xcharts/blob/master/LICENSE
  68. ^ Using ... SVG, xCharts are designed to be dynamic..., retrieved April 8, 2014 
  69. ^ http://yuilibrary.com/license/
  70. ^ Charts leverages SVG, HTML Canvas and VML to render its graphical elements., retrieved April 8, 2014 
  71. ^ http://www.zingchart.com/try
  72. ^ http://www.zingchart.com/buy
  73. ^ Our charting library renders in HTML5 (canvas), SVG, and Image (VML and Flash too), retrieved April 8, 2014 
  74. ^ https://zoomcharts.com/en/shop/
  75. ^ We use JavaScript and Canvas to render ZoomCharts., retrieved April 8, 2014 
  76. ^ https://www.jensoftapi.com/site/store
  77. ^ JenScript Javascript HTML5/SVG Charts Framework., retrieved January 31, 2015